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and his men won the especial commendation of General Cheatham. At this battle Colonel Young was wounded in the right shoulder and had two horses killed under him. Afterward, in the army with Gen. J. E. Johnston, at Jackson, Miss., he was wounded in the right thigh. At the battle of Chickamauga he was shot through the left breast. During the Atlanta campaign he was in Ector's brigade of French's division, and at Kenesaw Mountain was wounded in the neck and jaw. When General Ector was disabled so that he could no longer command his brigade, Colonel Young took his place, and was appointed brigadier-general, August 15, 1864. He was in the subsequent engagements around Atlanta and during the evacuation of that city. During Hood's march into north Georgia, French's division was sent to capture Allatoona. In the battle which resulted, General Young's horse was shot under him and the bones of his left ankle were shot in twain. Being captured in this condition he lay for four months in Federal hospitals at Marietta, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Nashville. In February, 1865, he was carried to Johnson s island, where he was imprisoned until July 25th. General Young was one of the youngest brigadiers of the Confederacy. Since the war he has resided at San Antonio, Tex., devoting himself to the law and business in real estate.

Brigadier-General Joseph Lewis Hogg, of Texas, as soon as his State seceded from the Union, with that fidelity to the principle of State sovereignty which characterized so many thousands of the men of the South, threw his whole soul into the effort to make good the claim to separate independence. He assisted in organizing bodies of troops for the service of Texas and the Southern Confederacy, was commissioned colonel in 1861, and on the 14th of February, 1862, was appointed brigadier-general in the provisional army of the Confederate States. His brigade embraced some of the flower of the